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This section comprises a georeferenced database of studies of environmental remains obtained during archaeological investigations in the East Midlands. The current database, constructed by Samantha Stein (Trent & Peak Archaeology), builds upon the comprehensive list of sites yielding palaeoenvironmental remains that was compiled by Angela Monckton (University of Leicester Archaeology Services) for the Environmental Gazetteer(info) that underpinned her discussion of environmental archaeology in Chapter 11 of the Archaeology of the East Midlands. The resource available here(info) is an excel version of that 2001 gazetteer. We encourage updates to this record, and new entries can be submitted via an online spreadsheet, which will be used to add to and update the existing environmental database.

The East Midlands, showing sites that are currently recorded in the environmental database (© Crown copyright and database right 2015). Click on the image for full size.

The database records by period the varieties of environmental evidence that have been retrieved during archaeological excavations and other intrusive work, with fields for the recording of pollen, insects, charcoal, plant macrofossils, charred plants, domestic and wild animal bone, wood, shell, ostracods and geoarchaeological data. Details are also recorded of published and unpublished reports, the year of completion of the published or grey report, dating evidence, height OD, site type and Historic Environment Record (HER) and OASIS numbers. Specialist notes are available for many entries, and we encourage contributors to amplify the data recorded in this database where appropriate.

The database is presented as an editable Excel file and can be viewed using Microsoft Office software. To view the georeferenced file using a GIS, save the master Excel file or one of the methodological tabs as a .CSV file and open as a .CSV file in GIS; choose the Easting and Northing columns and then open in a GIS using the British National Grid.

Click here(info) to download the current version of the Environmental Database.

Environmental Database

This page (revision-61) was last changed on 03-Sep-2017 12:00 by Alison Montgomery